Why Buy a Property in Spain?

By: Stephen Morgan

Well to paraphrase a very well known British comedienne in a spoof chat show 'as you stood up and huddled in the bus shelter in the cold wind with the rain lashing down across the road what exactly was it about the sun drenched landscapes and climate of Spain that first appealed to you?'

We've all had this dream off buying a retirement or an investment property in the sun. Somewhere where we would be able to take out our savings that we've managed to salt away and invest them in a little property somewhere where the sun never fails to shine and we all live happily ever after.

Well for some the dream of moving and living abroad is fast becoming a reality and certainly in today's world there has never been a better time possibly to either buy a property abroad or just move.

So back to the title why would you want to buy a property in Spain?

Well for some there is actually a connection and an affinity between parts of Spain and the United Kingdom and mainly that affinity is more felt possibly within the Celtic countries (such as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland etc) that constitute the United Kingdom as opposed to mainland England. In these cases the affinity leads them more to north-western Spain and possibly Galicia as their main destination point.

So as I said before back to why you would want to buy a property in Spain?

While if you want guaranteed sunshine, miles of glorious sandy beaches, excellent food, and abundant choice of entertainment, a wide choice of homes at potentially very affordable prices then to be brutally honest at the moment you'll find Spain very very hard to beat. And as most people who visit Spain on a regular basis find out there is actually more to Spain than purely just the 'Costas and the Islands.'

The Spanish claim to have 'Everything under the Sun' and to be honest when you look at it like that it is a claim that is hard to refute. When you are buying a home or proposing to live in Spain you're not just buying a permanent home, you're buying into a lifestyle. To be honest, as a location for a holiday, a retirement or permanent home in the country of Spain has actually very few equals and more so if for a variety of reasons you need or are looking for year-round sunshine.

So now we've looked at the upside of moving to Spain and indeed there is a major upside to Spain what you also have to bear in mind that there is a potential downside as well. This is more in the region of the typical downside that you would get from moving to most places really except for the fact that moving to Spain from the United Kingdom you would potentially have the language barrier.

Hopefully, if you're making the decision to move to Spain after having spent considerable time in the country as a traveller or holiday maker then you would think that you have a rough idea of a plot certainly language wise before you move.

Might be worth checking that one out first?

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